Great Displays of Leadership
VCU Center for Sport Leadership masters degree students developed and implemented two community based events; Sportable - The Paralympic Experience, and the Raiders/VCU Football Experience.
The Sportable event was particularly successful on Thursday night as members of the men’s basketball and women’s volleyball teams joined students and community members as they competed in wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, wheelchair tennis and table tennis. They learned first hand that competing with the physically challenged population is harder than it looks. They had fun as they struggled to perform basic sports skills.
The Raiders football event on Saturday night was more of a test of patience for our students as they learned how a professional sports organization works as a community rallying point, adding quality of life for many Richmond families. Some of our students worked in areas of ticket sales, event marketing, and on-field promotions, while others were asked to “manage” five different birthday parties associated with the event. You just never know what you will be asked to do!
Great job by these sport leaders with these two community-based events. Three more community events early next month with the Young Aces Open tennis event, Kickin’4Kidz soccer skills clinic, and the Megaloudis 5K Fun Run. Looking forward to witnessing more sport leaders at work!!